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Can coco butter really erase stretch marks?

There are lots of lotion and cream products containing coco butter that claim that they can get rid of stretch marks. But can they really do?  The answer is NO!

Cocoa butter has moisturizing abilities and antioxidant properties. However, no amount of moisture can heal tiny skin tears. Stretch marks are actually tiny tears in skin’s fibers that can’t be repaired by moisturizing, contrary to the popular belief that keeping the skin hydrated makes it more resilient. There have been studies that showed no difference in stretch marks between a group of women using cocoa butter and another group using a placebo.

The bottom line is that cocoa butter’s moisturizing effects is good for the skin in general. But it likely won’t heal the skin abrasions caused by rapid weight change during pregnancy, weight training or weight loss.

 

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